Recent reports have suggested that Samsung may be testing its upcoming flagship phone, Galaxy S7, with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor as well as its own Exynos M1 next generation chip to power up the device. The device has also been speculated to be arriving with the first ever holographic display, however, there is no confirmation on that yet.
Qualcomm is reportedly at work to produce a new and improved Snapdragon 820 version called the V3.X, as reported by G for Games. These samples are speculated to be provided to Samsung for testing with its Galaxy S7 device.
According to Phone Arena, the advanced version of the Snapdragon 820 chipset would continue to possess its 14nm FinFET manufacturing process, Adreno 530 GPU and its four custom Kyro cores. What will be different in this improved chip would be its ability to provide better power and thermal management and improved overall performance by 5 – 10%.
This doesn’t necessarily indicate that the company has decided to go ahead with the upgraded Qualcomm chipsets for the Galaxy 7 since its still in the testing mode. As per reports, Samsung is continuing to test its Galaxy 7 using the Exynos M1 chip as well. Which option will the company eventually opt for, remains to be seen.
The Galaxy S7 is expected to ship in 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB variants and the 32GB model is rumored to arrive with a price tag of about $999.
Earlier reports had suggested that the Samsung Galaxy S7 smartphone should be all set for production by the year end and the company may just decide to go ahead and launch the device. However, it does seem unlikely with the Note 5 and S6 Edge Plus phones out just recently.
Chances are that the Galaxy 7 will not be hitting the store shelves until next year. By then we may get to hear a word or two on the specs and Samsung Galaxy aficionados could keep coming back for more updates on the device.